These workshops are designed to reduce the risk of CTD and other musculoskeletal injuries, and can be designed specifically for those employees who work in an office or manufacturing setting. The workshops will teach safe work behavior and body mechanics through actual practice of the techniques being imparted. We will also teach appropriate stretching and strengthening exercises that can be performed on the job.
Emphasis will be placed on motivating employees to accept responsibility for the set up of their workstations and the care of their bodies. They will be taught the misconception of “ergonomic equipment” as the primary solution for aches and pains. Workers are encouraged to regard themselves as industrial athletes who must have a body that is fit for the job and that resists fatigue day after day and year after year. This is a positive, dynamic, interactive, and educational experience for all participants.
Following these services, those participating should be better able to:
- understand their role in injury prevention
- understand how the body works
- understand how fatigue and poor biomechanics lead to injury
- be able to set-up a safe ergonomic workstation
- demonstrate proper work body mechanics and stretching techniques
- understand that “ergonomic equipment” is only a minor part of the injury management solution.